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8 Days | Uncover the delicious diversity of Mexico’s culture and cuisine

4.7 out of 5 based on 28 reviews submitted.
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When it comes to vibrant culture and varied cuisine, there’s nowhere quite like Mexico. Get a taste of the country’s best on an eight-day Premium adventure through Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca. Join expert guides to uncover the ancient secrets of Teotihuacan, Cholula, and the Mitla ruins. Take your taste buds on a trip, from the beckoning street food stalls of the capital to a home cooked Zapotecan lunch and a creative dining experience in Oaxaca. Your local leader will show you the heart of a country that is sure to leave you captivated.

Trip overview

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Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Oaxaca, Mexico
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Mexico
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QBPM
This trip generates 31.28 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Mexican food doesn’t get much better than this – sample a tempting array of local dishes during your welcome dinner, and dine at an award-winning restaurant in Oaxaca. This Exclusive Experience is sure to hit the spot.
  • Converted from a 19th-century colonial mansion, your Feature Stay in Oaxaca offers a perfect blend of traditional charm and modern amenities, just a stone’s throw away from the city’s main sights.
  • Learn of the ancient Zapotec and Aztec histories with visits to the ruins of Teotihuacan and Mitla and the Cholula archaeological site, joined by specialist guides to further enhance your visit.
  • Discover traditional craft industries with enlightening Exclusive Experiences. Learn about Zapotec woven fabrics, textile making, mezcal distilling and beeswax candle-making, and visit a family-run obsidian workshop.
  • Explore the Mexico City of past and present on a city tour with your leader, from the buzzing Zocalo Plaza to the Gothic National Cathedral and the sprawling National Palace.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Gastromotiva. Donations provide job training for vulnerable youth in Rio De Janeiro and promote the importance of sustainable cooking.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
  • The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (4 nights), Feature Stay (3 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City - Welcome Dinner
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee)
  • Puebla - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site
  • Teotihuacan - Obsidian workshop
  • Puebla - Cholula archaeological site
  • Oaxaca - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Benito Juarez
  • Oaxaca - Mercado 20 de Noviembre
  • Oaxaca - Beeswax candle workshop
  • Oaxaca - Weaving demonstration
  • Oaxaca - Tule Tree
  • Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site
  • Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
  • Oaxaca - Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
  • Oaxaca - Farewell Dinner
Add on activities
  • Mexico City - Leon Trotsky Museum (entrance fee) - MXN70
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee) - MXN250
  • Oaxaca - Santo Domingo Cultural Centre (entrance fee) - MXN85
  • Oaxaca - Monte Alban archaeological site (entrance fee) - MXN90
  • Oaxaca - Cooking class - MXN1300
  • Oaxaca - Folkloric ballet (seasonal) - MXN130

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. It is recommended that you keep your main luggage weight around 15kg and certainly no more than 20kg. A small or medium-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option.
4. The departure on 15Jul2023 will stay at the Parador San Miguel as a Feature Stay in Oaxaca, rather than Casa Sierra Azul.
5. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 28 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Jane · Traveled October 2023
What a wonderful experience, the history of Mexico is fascinating. Our guide was excellent, as was our driver. Highly recommended!!
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

ClazinA (Claartje) · Traveled September 2023
Excellent tour with a great tour guide.
Review submitted 30 Sep 2023

Alan · Traveled September 2023
A great experience well organised by an excellent tour leader
Review submitted 30 Sep 2023

Lesley · Traveled September 2023
Excellent tour visiting fantastic locations and local people. Could not have achieved this if self guided
Review submitted 30 Sep 2023

Steve · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 30 Sep 2023
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